Apple reportedly starting mass production of iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9 next month, launching...


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Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan, writes that production of the iPhone will be split between Foxconn, Pegatron, and Winstron, and the firm will officially unveil the device “as early as March.”

Earlier this month, we heard that Apple was finally preparing a successor to its popular iPhone SE. Rather than using the iPhone SE 2 name, it could be called the iPhone 9— Cupertino jumped from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone X, so the 9 moniker hasn’t been taken.

Bloomberg writes that the new iPhone will look very similar to the iPhone 8, with its top and bottom bezels, 4.7-inch LCD, and single rear camera, but it will feature the same A13 processor found in the iPhone 11. It will also have Touch ID, rather than Face ID facial recognition.

Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the iPhone SE 2/iPhone 9 could have a starting price of just $399, which is even cheaper than the $449 iPhone 8 (64GB) Apple sells. Expect the latter device to be discontinued once the new handset arrives.

It’s also been rumored that Apple will release a second, larger iPhone SE 2/iPhone 9. This “Plus” model is supposed to arrive several months after the standard version, either at the same time as the iPhone 12 lineup or in 2021.

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Peter Farkas

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Give me an SE2 that is the size of the old SE (not the iphone 8) where the screen fully covers the front side with the latest chips and I buy two on the 1st day. (maybe include an OLED screen)
I just got my new XR delivered today and I find it way way too big for my taste but I had no other choice (corp phone).